Peerage Exploratory Committee Announcement – Possible Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust Combat Peerage
The Board of Directors seeks to explore the possibility of creating a new Society-wide Peerage to recognize as Peers those participants who meet the general requirements for a Patent of Arms and who demonstrate prowess in Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust Combat. To that end, a Peerage Exploratory Committee has been formed whose work will help determine if we should move forward with the Society’s first new Peerage in decades and, if so, how we might best proceed.
This Committee will focus on developing a supporting narrative and recommendation. If the recommendation is in favor of such a Peerage, the committee will also recommend a set of implementation requirements. This set of recommendations would include specific implementation plans for heraldry, regalia, Corpora changes, and identifying and addressing associated issues around creating and implementing such a Peerage. The Committee’s supporting narrative for a recommendation (if positive), and the nature and quality of the implementation plans provided by the Committee may prove instrumental to the Board’s determination regarding if and how we might proceed with the new Peerage. The Board reserves the right to adjust, define, expand, narrow or reject any or all portions of the recommendation but will not do so without cause or explanation. (more…)